Latino Growth In NYPD Soars

Patch of New York City Police Department

Patch of New York City Police Department (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The number of Latinos in the New York Police Department has jumped dramatically, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Just over a quarter of New York City’s 34,500-strong police force is Latino today, according to the Spanish-language daily — a major jump from 1993, when only 14 percent of the city’s cops were Hispanic. NYPD held two ceremonies on Thursday, where dozens of Latinos joined the force and some rose in their ranks, the Spanish-language daily reports.

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